Sport & Leisure Volunteer (Chingford)

People and communities | Older people

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Location: Chingford, Waltham Forest, London, N5 1JG (see map)

Travel: St Paul's Road / Highbury Corner bus stop.

Start date: 01/11/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • LiveSmart schemes provide affordable, comfortable and secure housing for the over-50s. Our purpose is to enhance the lives of the people we work with. Volunteers run activities that promote happiness, health, inclusion and independence.
    As a Music and Singing Volunteer you will be facilitating a regular Sport & Leisure group to promote the health and well-being of residents. Activities could include card games, dominoes, short mat bowls, chess.
  • Building up a relationship with older people and talk to them about what sports and leisure activities they like to watch or play.
  • Facilitating and organise preferred sports and leisure activities within the scheme such as darts, card games, dominoes, and short mat bowls or chess.
  • Helping plan and organise mini-leagues between the different LiveSmart Schemes within your area.
  • Promoting the activity to increase the numbers of people participating
Sport & Leisure volunteer

Sport & Leisure volunteer

What impact will this have?

  • Helping to promote happiness amongst our beneficiaries.
  • Improving health outcomes for those we work with
  • Promoting and encouraging inclusion and independence.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • From as little as one hour per week, during daytime hours between Monday and Friday. We hope the volunteer will stay for at least two months

What else do I need to know?

  • We will be hosting informal chats with candidates between the 17th and the 20th of September at our Highbury Office

Expenses

  • Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Teaching
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Negotiating
  • Teaching

Training

  • Volunteers receive face-to-face training and induction, and will be supported to access mandatory and optional e-Learning courses

Location

Chingford, Waltham Forest, London, N5 1JG

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